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Three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane at home on the waters of the Yampa River.

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From the Olympic games to big game

Local Nordic Olympians Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick as solid with bow as they are on skis

While Northwest Colorado is home to trophy elk and deer, it’s also home to hunters who brought home trophies from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Nordic combined skiers with ties to Steamboat Springs brought home seven silver medals from last year’s Games — enough to hang from every point of a Routt or Moffat county bull. And come hunting and fishing season, two of them — Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane — take a break from hunting world titles to set their sights on bow-hunting big game.

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